The government is about
to begin stockpiling processed food in case the country is plunged into
chaos by a “no deal” Brexit.
Ministers came up with the plan after Theresa May allowed planning for a
total break to begin – and as the resignation of Boris Johnson and
David Davis threw more doubt on her ability to bring off a deal.
The vast majority of processed food and drinks in Britain are imported,
with 97 per cent arriving from the European Union.
A stockpile is intended to prevent empty shelves in a situation where
customs arrangements change dramatically and overnight.
Theresa May pitched the snap general election as being necessary for the sake of us being able to successfully negotiate Brexit.
The man she put primarily in charge of negotiating Brexit, the Secretary of Stage for Exiting the European Union David Davis, has just resigned in protest of the government’s Brexit vision and strategy, basically throwing in the towel on being involved in this whole shitshow.
So if the last election was vital for Brexit and now the guy in charge of Brexit isn’t in charge of Brexit any more and the PM herself is fighting a constantly-failing two-front war to keep everyone on her side when nobody wants to be, the question needs to be asked:
When is Theresa May going to resign and trigger another election?
Cause it’s gotta be soon, right? The government’s deadline for Brexit that it’s enforced upon itself is in March of 2019. That may seem a fair ways away but the vote to leave was in June of 2016, over 2 years ago, and look at how far this hasn’t come, bogged down by Tory incompetence as it’s been at every step of the process.
There’s no way Theresa May can pretend everything’s fine for another 9 months, that she’s totally got the support to hang onto her job.
This needs to end in an election and it needs to do it soon. To delay the inevitable only serves to destroy further what tiny shred of credibility she can potentially claim to still possess.
2 years after the referendum and less than 1 year until what used to be the hard deadline for Brexit negotiations to be completed and our government finally deigns to tell their public what their Brexit vision actually is.
I feel like we should have gotten this a lot sooner. Say… at least before the general election the PM called where she campaigned on getting the electorate to trust her with Brexit.